OLFU’s College of Physical Therapy remains as one of the most distinguished Physical Therapy schools in the country, producing numerous topnotchers in the Physical Therapist Licensure Examinations of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC), as well as in the Respiratory Therapist Licensure Examinations. It provides first-rate education through its faculty members mainly composed of licensed physicians who have specialized in their respective fields of expertise, registered physical therapists and respiratory therapists with master’s degrees or units that have immersed them in teaching excellence and ethical patient care.
Its modern facilities, equipment, and updated curriculum provide top-quality training and instill unequalled proficiency and performance. Furthermore, it provides training programs that expose students to a variety of clinical settings through its partnerships and affiliations with government hospitals, private hospitals, and community-based centers.
Today, students of the College of Physical Therapy reap the full benefits from OLFU’s world-class learning platforms and resources which are paired with state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories—all delivered by a competent teaching faculty through a masterful mix of learning modalities: online, distance or, when health conditions permit, face-to-face learning.
It is also noteworthy that OLFU is one among a few select schools to be granted the Certificate of Authority by the CHEd, allowing it to conduct limited face-to-face classes in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic; a testament to the University’s established and effective community safety protocols.
Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy
This is a four-year degree program that aims to develop competencies in different practice settings through high quality, value-based patient care outcomes.
Specifically, the curriculum develops graduates who are competent, compassionate, ethical, professional, and service-oriented. It supports the OLFU academic mission of “improving man as man” by educating skilled graduate level professionals in health care and rehabilitation services. It also equips future graduates in conducting research, engaging in lifelong learning and empowering community based partnerships.
Physical Therapist Clinicians
Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy
The Bachelor of Science in Respiratory Therapy program aims to produce graduates who are equipped with critical and analytical thinking skills and an enhanced knowledge in pulmonary care.
The program provides students with an intensive foundation which will enable them to effectively assess, evaluate, treat, care, and educate patients with cardiopulmonary and breathing disorders.
The practice includes:
Administration of drugs by inhalation
Mechanical ventilator calibration, hooking, and management
Maintenance of airways
Assistance with cardiopulmonary resuscitation
Performing diagnostic procedures
Function test and blood gas extraction and analysis